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#pounditFriday, December 4, 2020

Cardinals could not get more than third-round pick for Josh Rosen?

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The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly leaning toward taking Kyler Murray with the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but they may not be pleased with what teams are willing to offer — or not offer — in potential trades for Josh Rosen.

Peter King of NBC Sports asked former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, who lives in Arizona, what he thinks Rosen’s trade value is. Warner said he would give up a third-round pick for the former UCLA star. A “renowned” NFL general manager later told King the same.

“Probably a three,” the GM said. “Not what the Cardinals would think his value is.”

The Cardinals obviously believed Rosen could be their franchise quarterback when they traded traded third-round and fifth-round picks to move up five spots to draft him last year. However, that was under a previous coaching regime, and it’s not exactly a secret that Kliff Kingsbury loves Murray.

Rosen was shaky after Arizona handed him the starting job last year. He threw 14 interceptions compared to just 11 touchdowns, but the Cardinals were a below-average team and starting in the NFL as a rookie is never easy. If teams are only willing to give up a third-round pick for Rosen or less, that may have more to do with them knowing Arizona has no intention of keeping him.

One team has reportedly spoken openly about trading for Rosen, so things could change if there are multiple suitors.

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